Riley grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. He came to trust Jesus with his life while in high school and after that was involved as a leader in his youth group. Riley went to College at the University of Montana where he majored in Native American Studies and had a passion to work with native youth. He also got involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and volunteered at his church’s youth ministry. In 2017 Riley moved to Bozeman, Montana, where he got involved with CRU Campus Ministry at Montana State University. While there he was part of Nations, a CRU chapter dedicated to native students. Riley first came to Alaska in the summer of 2018 to volunteer at Tanalian Bible Camp and again in 2019. Riley felt God’s calling to stay in Alaska as the TLC Male Mentor and is excited about the opportunity to serve young adults of Southwest Alaska.